Potot: 3 Lapu dads offered P10M each by Chan to switch parties

Futch Anthony Inso 09/14/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Three Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (Lakas-CMD) councilors in Lapu-Lapu City allegedly received an offer from Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan to switch sides. Chan is a member of Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) while…

Pacquiao on his election plans: ’Pag tumakbo ako, maraming masasagasaan’

John Eric Mendoza - @inquirerdotnet 09/04/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Manny Pacquiao on Saturday said he has yet to decide on his plans for the 2022 elections. However, once he makes that decision, Pacquiao said: “Pag tumakbo naman ako marami akong masasagasaan,” Pacquiao…

Pimentel to Cusi’s group: ‘Forgive them for they do not know that they are doing’

Zacarian Sarao - @inquirerdotnet 08/29/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III on Sunday said it best just to forgive the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan (PDP–Laban) party faction led by Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi “for they do not know what…

Duterte accepts PDP-Laban nomination to run for VP in 2022

Daphne Galvez, Krissy Aguilar 08/24/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has accepted his party, Partido Demokratiko Pilipino – Lakas ng Bayan’s (PDP-Laban), endorsement to run for vice president in the 2022 elections. In a statement on Tuesday, PDP-Laban said Duterte “agreed…

PDP-Laban willing to accept Bongbong Marcos

Daniza Fernandez 08/07/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Partido Demokratiko Pilipino – Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) on Friday said it is willing to have former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. as a new party member. PDP-Laban acting Secretary General Melvin Matibag,…

Go-Duterte tandem in 2022 ‘popular, logical’ choice for PDP-Laban, says official

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 08/06/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The tandem of Senator Bong Go and President Rodrigo Duterte for the 2022 national elections is the “popular” and “logical” choice for PDP-Laban, an official of the ruling political party said Friday. PDP-Laban Secretary…

Duterte to campaign for PDP-Laban bets; to bring ‘sackloads’ of cash

Neil Arwin Mercado 07/18/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte vowed Saturday to bring “sackloads of cash” if possible, to support bets of the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) in their campaign for next year’s elections. Duterte made the…

Pimentel, other ‘original’ PDP-Laban members say party elections ‘illegal’

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 07/17/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Koko Pimentel and the other “original” members of the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) party said the elections led by the faction of Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi was “illegal” and has…

Duterte to Pimentel: PDP-Laban was ‘asleep for 100 years’ until I ran for president

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 07/17/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte said Saturday the now ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) party was “asleep for a hundred years” and only woke up when he ran for the presidency in 2016. Duterte…

Pacquiao to gov’t: Focus more on stopping spread of Delta variant

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 07/17/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The government should now focus on its efforts to deal with the COVID-19 Delta variant instead of politics, Senator Manny Pacquiao said Saturday following his ouster as president of the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas…

Lawsuits after presidency? Duterte says he could run for VP, get immunity

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 07/17/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday teased about running for vice president in the upcoming elections to get immunity from the lawsuits that he may face once he steps down as chief executive. During the…

PDP-Laban declares Pacquiao’s post vacant, but denies he was ‘ousted’

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 07/17/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The national assembly of the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) party, led by the faction of Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi, has declared several party posts vacant—including the one being held by Senator…

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